Location: Houston, Texas
It's no easy task to create compelling historical fiction set in the racism-fueled American South of the 1960s, but Whit Sutton did just that. The story follows a group of African-American students and the aftermath of a harrowing encounter with the KKK. For all intents and purposes, this is recent history, folks. Remember there are others out there who still think it's OK to mistreat someone because of an insignificant difference. The Civil Rights Movement may have occurred 50+ years ago, but that doesn't mean it's over.